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Balancing Bird Template

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Everything around us is balanced at a specific point of its mass. You, your teacher, your best friend, and even the Sun, Moon, and Stars have a central point on their body called the center of gravity. This balancing bird template demonstrates the science of gravity and weight distribution in a delightful and captivating manner.

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Everything around us is balanced at a specific point of its mass. You, your teacher, your best friend, even the Sun, Moon, and Stars have a central point on their body called the center of gravity. This balancing bird template demonstrates the science of gravity and weight distribution in a captivating manner. It is an easy craft for kids to learn and have a lot of fun playing with the finished toy.

The bird’s center of gravity — also called the center of mass — is located at the tip of its beak. This is the point at which the mass of the body is perfectly balanced. The balancing bird offers an attractive way to teach the scientific concepts of gravity, weight distribution, and balance.

You might think that the bird will only balance somewhere around his middle. Surprisingly he balances on the tip of his beak. The beak of the bird is called the support point. The weights located in the tips of the bird’s wings keep the center of gravity below its beak.

This helps the bird be balanced. Even at high speeds, the bird remains balanced. Try balancing the bird on the tip of your finger or even a pencil and walk around with it. You will be surprised to see the bird stays on the whole time. However, if the force applied is very large compared to the bird’s gravity, the bird will lose balance and spin-off into the air.

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